Cardi B is an American Rapper and a reality television star with a net worth of $30 million. She appeared in the limelight through her popular hit single, ‘Bodak Yellow. Before that, she was a member of the reality show Love and Hip-hop: New York.
After the massive success of her song ‘bodak Yellow,’ Cardi B was signed to Atlantic records, and that was a cornerstone for her musical career. She got married to American Rapper offset, a member of the Rap group Migos and together, they have one child, Kulture Kiari. Through her interviews about her experience as a stripper and a life surrounding the hip hop industry, Cardi B has gained so much fame and is currently considered the queen of Hip hop.
Celebrity Name: Cardi B
Real name: Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar
Date of birth: October 11, 1992
Place of birth: New York
Children: Kulture Kiari Cephus
Profession: rapper, songwriter
Net worth: $30 million
The early life of Cardi B
Cardi B was born Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar on October 11, 1992, in Manhattan. But grew up in Bronx, New York. Her father is a Dominican, and Her mother from Trinidad and Tobago. Together, her parents had eight children, and one of the well-known siblings of Cardi B is her sister Hennessey Carolina. Cardi B revealed that she was an affiliate of the Bloods street gang and was a gang-banger since 16.
Cardi B attended Renaissance High school for Musical and Theater Technology. After graduating, she began her stripping career at the age of 19, citing it as a life-changing experience. She stated that her main reason for becoming a stripper was to escape the poverty and domestic violence that she was facing in her relationship.
Through stripping, she raised some money and enrolled at the Borough of manhattan community college. Unfortunately, she could not proceed with her education, and she dropped out.
Her stage name developed from her nickname Bacardi, a well-known Rum brand. Her notoriety and popularity can be traced back to 2013 when she used to trend through viral videos on the Vine-sharing app and Instagram.
The Career of Cardi B
Cardi B first entered the show business in 2015. She became a cast member of the reality television series ‘ Love and Hip Hop: new York.’ Cardi was featured in the sixth season of the series, and she became a sensational character that got a lot of love from her audience. She was considered the breakout star of season six. Two seasons later she announced her exit from the show in December 2016, stating that she wanted to pay attention to building her budding music career.
Before her exit from love and Hip hop, Cardi B was featured on musician Shaggy’s remix of the song ‘Boom boom’ that also featured famous Jamaican dancehall artist Popcaan. Her musical debut came in December 2015 with her song ‘cheap ass weave,’ a version of Lady Leshurr’s ‘queen’s speech 4’.
In early 2016, Cardi B released her mixtape,’gangsta bitch music, vol. 1′ and continued to work on collaborative projects with other artists such as hood celebrity, cashflow Harlem, josh x, among others. She also appeared on popular shows such as ‘uncommon sense with Charlemagne’ and ‘kocltails with Khloe’ hosted by Khloe Kardashian.
After signing Atlantic records in 2017, just one month after dropping her second mixtape. Cardi B got her first nomination for Best New Artist and Best Female Artist. Still, she did not win any of the categories. She then released her debut single, ‘bodak yellow,’ in June 2017, under Atlantic records.
The song had a steady run on the charts and, by September 2017, finally reached number one on the Billboard hot 100 charts. They made Cardi B the first female rapper to make it to number one with a solo since Lauryn Hill dropped ‘doo wop’ in 1998.
Cardi B’s single release went ahead to be RIAA certified 9x platinum. Later receiving Grammy nominations for the best rap performance and best rap song. She won her first BET award as a Single Song of the year in the event held in 2017. Since then, she has worked with outstanding artists such as Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez, G-Eazy, Bruno Mars, J Balvin, Mad Bunny, and Migos, among many others.
In December 2019, Cardi B and offset jointly bought a home in Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia.
Business and endorsements
Cardi B got her first endorsement deal with the New York-based lingerie chain romantic depot. Her advertisements for the brand were broadcasted on radio and TV.
Other significant collaborations have been with MAC cosmetics,
Reebok, Pepsi, and Gypsi Sport. She later launched a clothing line alongside fashion nova in 2018.
Cardi B has a net worth of $30 million, and the figures are continuing to rise. Ever since her net worth was valued at $400 thousand in 2016, she has had tremendous growth both economically and career-wise. Her recent valuation comes after earning $28 million (before taxation) from October 2018 to October 2019.